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Appointments Committee

Mission

Recommend to the Board of Governors the appointment of members to fill openings on state-wide boards, committees and commissions. Achieve a "balance" in all appointments as they relate to each voluntary professional activity, i.e., age, gender, geography, ethnicity, area of practice. Time Commitment: The Committee meets approximately 7 times per year, usually for 2 hours. 

The Committee and the Board of Governors consider all aspects of diversity in their recommendations and appointments.

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For more information contact:

Carrie Sherman
4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266
602.340.7201
Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org


Professional Volunteer Opportunities (see below)

The State Bar Appointments Committee is currently accepting applications from Active Members to fill the following upcoming vacancies.  Application forms are due at the State Bar office by the deadlines noted and can be obtained by contacting Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org or calling 602.340.7201.  Click on the link below to download an attorney (or non-attorney public member) application form.

The Standing Appointments Committee and the Board of Governors consider all aspects of diversity in their recommendations and appointments.

Attorney Application Form here.

Non-Attorney Public Member Application Form here.

The Board of Governors will address openings on the following entities during 2022-2023:

• American Bar Association House of Delegates
• Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct
• Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness
• Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Examinations
• City of Peoria Judicial Selection Advisory Board
• City of Scottsdale Judicial Appointments Advisory Board
• Client Protection Fund Board of Trustees
• Community Legal Services Board of Directors
• DNA-People’s Legal Services Inc. Board of Directors
• Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Trustees Council
• State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors – Public Member

The Board of Governors' Special Constitutional Appointments Committee recruits and screens applicants for the following judicial nominating commissions (go to https://www.azbar.org/about-us/board-of-governors/board-committees/special-constitutional-appointments-committee/):

• Arizona Commission on Appellate Court Appointments
• Coconino County Commission on Trial Court Appointments
• Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments
• Pima County Commission on Trial Court Appointments
• Pinal County Commission on Trial Court Appointments

For more information about these professional volunteer positions, contact Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org or call 602.340.7201.

Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness - Application Deadline August 29, 2022

Purpose: Responsible for the investigation and recommendation of applicants for admission to the practice of law in Arizona; reviews approximately 500 applications per year; attend inquiries and hearings concerning applicant qualifications.

Openings: One lawyer position and four public member positions.

Candidate Criteria/Qualifications:
• Active members in good standing.
• Judicial, retired, and inactive members are welcome to apply but must change their membership to “active” in order to be eligible.
• Between file review and hearings/business meetings, members devote an average of 25 hours per month to their Committee responsibilities.

Term: Initial appointment of four years, with the possibility of reappointment.

Application deadline: August 29, 2022.

Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Examinations - Application Deadline August 29, 2022

Purpose: Oversee the Uniform Bar Examination, grading and administration of all test components; review accommodation requests; proctor the February and July exams; responsible for the performance of the graders (8,000 essay answers per year); adhere to the grading standards of the Uniform Bar Examinations.

Openings: One lawyer position.

Candidate Criteria/Qualifications:
• Active members in good standing.
• Judicial, retired, and inactive members are welcome to apply but must change their membership to “active” in order to be eligible.
• Applicants should familiarize themselves with Supreme Court Rules 33 and 35 which establish the duties of the Committee.
• Committee applicants who currently serve or have served within the past two years as law school faculty (including adjunct) at one of Arizona's accredited law schools or as tutors or faculty for bar review courses will not be considered if such service could give rise to significant conflicts of interest regarding their duty to the Supreme Court to review or grade the examinations of their current or former students.

Terms: Initial term of four years, with the possibility of reappointment.

Application deadline: August 29, 2022.

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